We all know those songs that dwell deep into our minds, refusing to leave and constantly replaying in your head over and over again. It’s even more frustrating when you can’t remember the name of the song or artist because it is now a long-forgotten one hit wonder. Never fear, here is a list of my personal favourites from the decade I was born in: the glorious 90’s!
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
One of the most recognisable tunes in all of human history, this song is a guilty pleasure of everyone’s. Successfully ripping off the bassline from Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’, Vanilla Ice proves that he desperately lacks creativity, but hey, he was one of the greatest novelty acts ever, and society has a lot to thank him for.
Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
This one hit wonder is a genuinely stunning song, which is something quite rare with songs of this breed. With a jolly melody, the song evokes images of lazy Californian summers, but the lyrics sung at lighting fast speeds tell a very different story.
Two Princes by Spin Doctors
This 90’s ditty is currently one of the songs that I can’t stop listening to. Opinions on this song are generally torn, with some loving this song as much as I do, and some believing it to be one of the worst songs of the 90’s. The lyrics are all about the loveable underdog and the beat is one of the happiest, most chilled things I’ve heard.
MmmBop by Hanson
Admit it: you all love singing to this one. With a nonsense chorus and ridiculous amounts of optimism, this song is reflective of every 90’s kid’s childhood.
You Get What You Give by the New Radicals
Another genuine gem from the 90’s, once again, the lyrics really stand out. The music video was filmed in a bustling shopping centre, and if you pay attention to the lyrics at the same time, you’ll see how clever this choice really was.
Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega
Possibly one of the funnest songs ever! Nonsensical and ridiculous, there’s nothing better to bring back the old memories of being a toddler, listening to this one.
Unbelievable by EMF
With amazing overlays of instruments, this song is a hidden, forgotten marvel. With the impressive title of being the 1000th Billboard #1, this song is a blast to listen to.
Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve
This song features one of the most beautiful and iconic violin sections in music history, and the one-take video featuring a stubborn lead singer is equally iconic.
Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
If chanting is the closest thing to singing that you can achieve, this song is the perfect sing-along for you. We all admit that this song is probably one of the most annoying in history, but hey, we all love it anyway!